Wilmington Fellows Class of 2020

Catherine Armstrong

Catherine Armstrong

Catherine Armstrong has a passion for helping others and creating practically anything. Because of this, her dream is to create a successful family business, similar to businesses like Tom’s or HalfUnited, that creates an awesome product and helps many people at the same time. She plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and possibly pursue a minor in Spanish or Nonprofit Management and Leadership at UNCW. She has never ventured outside of the country before. Therefore, she plans to study abroad to begin forming her global perspective and go on several mission trips to determine the cause she wants to help with her business. While attending UNCW, she plans to get involved in a Christian campus ministry, the Entrepreneurship Club, and intramural soccer.

Hannah Diskin

Hannah Diskin

Hannah is from Nashville, Tennessee. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse and entered the School of Nursing in fall of 2017. She has wanted to be a nurse all her life and hopes to work abroad someday through Doctors Without Borders or a similar organization. While at UNCW, she also intends to pursue a Spanish minor and to study abroad in South America. She is involved with Hillel (UNCW's Jewish organization), sorority life with Alpha Delta Pi, and the UNCW Dance Company.

Kathryn Farias

Coming soon.

Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray

Jessica, originally from Lincoln, Alabama, is a sophomore pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Educational Studies. While she has not decided on her end goal, the options include becoming a college professor or an engineer at NASA; luckily she has a few years to decide. While at UNCW she intends to take advantage of the math department's five-year program which allows for undergraduate students to begin graduate level courses. She also hopes to study abroad since she has never had the opportunity to travel outside of the states. This year is her first working with Housing and Residence Life as a Desk Receptionist in Galloway Hall. She hopes to become more involved with RHA while also remaining active in the Math & Stat Club, intramural sand volleyball, and community volunteering.

Cailin Harrell

Cailin Harrell

Cailin Harrell comes all the way from Terre Haute, Indiana to pursue her goals in the field of marine science. She intends to major in Marine Biology, possibly with a conservation concentration. Cailin hopes to be able to study abroad several times in her UNCW career in order to acquaint herself with the world’s coral reefs, where she intends to conduct research one day. She hopes to work with fellow coral lovers to help end coral bleaching and save the beautiful reefs!

Rebekah James

Rebekah James

Rebekah James grew up in a small town outside of Charlotte, NC. Since beginning school at UNCW, she has become involved in many campus organizations, including the Plastic Ocean Project, the photography club, the club swim team, and the SCUBA club. She is also a diver and a volunteer at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. While at UNCW she plans on pursing a double major in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. She plans on studying abroad in Australia as a way to be exposed to different biodiverse marine ecosystems around the world. Her long-term goal is to pursue a masters and doctorate degree in Marine Biology in preparation for a career as a university professor, while also performing some form of research focused on cartilaginous fish.

Megan Travers

Megan Travers

Megan Travers is a Film Studies major and a prospective Digital Arts minor. She has always had an interest in the areas of visual art and creative writing, and she plans to pursue a career as a director of narrative cinema. Although she does like live-action, Megan also has a special interest in animation, especially traditional 2D. Megan is involved in the Catholic Campus Ministry and Atlantis Magazine as a copyediting committee member, and she plans to join the Flicker Film Society and the Writers’ Association in the coming academic year.

Emily Grose

Emily Grose

Emily is from a suburb north of Atlanta, Georgia. As soon as she started at UNCW, she took whatever opportunities came her way. She is involved in the Marine Mammal Stranding Program, Fort Fisher Aquarium, Club Tennis, SGA Appropriations Committee, and scuba diving. She was also involved in student research through  volunteering in a lab with Dr. Loh and her graduate student. She completed her first DIS project in spring of her freshman year with Dr. Emslie on the best methodology for avian stable isotope and mercury analysis and presented the research at the Spring Research Showcase. In Fall 2017, Emily is participating in Semester by the Bay, a marine biology program in Homer, Alaska, and interning with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Sea Otter stranding internship. She is double majoring in Marine Biology and Psychology. With that, she hopes to pursue her master's and doctorate degree to either train marine mammals or research them to better understand their behavior.

Recent Accomplishments: Corbett Merit Scholarship, Student Leader for Catholic Campus Ministry

Mikayla Sonnenfield

Mikayla Sonnenfield

Mikayla has a sense of wonder about the Earth and all its living things. Specifically, she is fascinated by the ocean and all that is yet to be explored. She is from Centreville, Virginia and chose UNCW because of its outstanding Marine Biology and Environmental Science programs. She plans to further her undergraduate research experience by studying abroad in Australia to learn more about reef ecosystems and conservation. Her ultimate professional goal is to conduct research on a boat in the middle of the sea, discovering how to make our planet beautiful and diverse for generations to come. Outside of the classroom, she is President of the UNCW Gymnastics Team, as well as a member of photography club, swing dance club, and Plastic Ocean Project.

Sav Miller

Savannah Miller

Savannah Miller is from Brookeville, Maryland, right between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, so she is used to hustle and bustle. She has wanted to go to medical or dental school since the beginning of high school, and she picked UNCW because of the relaxing atmosphere and excellent academics. Savannah has decided to major in Public Health Studies with a Pre-Clinical Concentration and a minor in Spanish. She is also extremely involved on campus: she is an Honors Mentor, the Vice Chair of Alumni Relations for Student Ambassadors, a member of the Scuba Club, the Vice President of Service for the Honors Scholars Association, and an intramural sand volleyball player. When she is back home in Maryland, Savannah volunteers for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (this past summer she interned for the head of the Osteology Lab there) and shadows both a dentist and an oral surgeon. She is currently seeking research opportunities in public health.

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